Wild & Precious Life

a collection of beautiful words…..

In Loving Memory of Mary Oliver

My favorite poet.
The writer who inspired this blog. 
Thank you for your words.
Thank you for your deep understanding of the human experience.
Your poems have inspired me.
They have healed me.
They have changed me.
And I am truly grateful.

Rest in peace sweet, sweet Mary.

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When Death Comes by Mary Oliver

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.